So me and a friend of mine decided to take some leave from the Army and hunt chicken ridge opener. I took 14 days leave and he took 10 days. We departed on the after noon of the 8th and had camp set up the 9th. What a crazy hunt this was. There were hunters everywhere and we did not connect. We left on the afternoon of the 11th and returned to Anchorage. As soon as we got back I headed to Petersville to hunt grizz. After being rained on for several days and not seeing anything I decided to come in. I gave my buddy a call and he said he wished we would have went to the Haul Road and I mention to him to extend his leave and we would do a quick trip. So he happy obliged and we departed on Tuesday the 18 at 11 am. The plan was for him to archery hunt for two days and then start the return trip early Friday morning. He had commitments that he had to be at over the weekend. Well after hunting all day on the 19th and seeing all the Caribou, I decided we were not going to leave empty handed this trip. I had the 375 still in the truck from my grizz hunt and told him I was going in 5 miles to bring one home. He was not too apt to let me go alone so he decided to come along. We departed at 8 am on the 20th and as soon as we got in we seen 6 nice bulls. I picked the one I thought was the nicest and put the stalk on. What a rush this was. I got to 142 yards and was worried that I was going to spook the small group of bulls. So I took the only shot I had which was a head shot without silhouetting myself. One shot and it was over. Little did I realize that I would have never spooked these bulls and they were very curious of us. They stayed within 200 yards of us while cutting him up. The haul back out was rough but I cant wait to do it again. We were back to the truck by 3pm. Next year 14 days on the Haul Road and 5 miles in again.